To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
Josh Burek is the Director of Global Communications and Strategy, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy. A member of the Center’s senior management team, Burek is responsible for resource development and for leading the Center’s publishing and editorial operations, digital platforms, multimedia, marketing, branding, and outreach to government and media. He teaches a course and workshops on persuasive communication at Harvard Kennedy School. He also leads engagement with members of the Center's International Council. Before coming to the Belfer Center, Burek was the Executive Director for Marketing and Communications at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, where he engineered a major website merger and redesign, and a substantial increase in multimedia policy impact. He is a former reporter and editor for The Christian Science Monitor, interviewing thought leaders from David McCullough to Muhammad Yunus. Burek has a B.A. in political science and economics from Principia College and an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School.Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019, 1:15pm